Crochet Christmas Stocking Pattern

This easy crochet Christmas stocking uses single crochet and chain stitch to make a charming pinstripe pattern.

| November 2014

  • Christmas stocking
    Even beginners can learn how to crochet this Christmas stocking with just a few simple stitches.
    Photo by Alexandra Grablewski
  • Stocking cuff
    You can choose traditional red, green and white like this example, or you could try unconventional colors for a contemporary twist on your crochet Christmas stocking.
    Photo by Alexandra Grablewski
  • Seed stitch diagram
    To make the pinstripes, work seed stitch in the round, alternating colors as you go.
    Illustration courtesy Storey Publishing
  • Christmas Crochet
    Edie Eckman present 18 fun patterns in "Christmas Crochet" that are sure to brighten your holiday. From crochet Christmas stockings to a tree skirt and an advent calendar that doubles as a garland, there are enough projects to interest beginners and advanced crocheters alike.
    Cover courtesy Storey Publishing

  • Christmas stocking
  • Stocking cuff
  • Seed stitch diagram
  • Christmas Crochet

Learn how to crochet a stocking, tree skirt, or advent garland with Christmas Crochet (Storey Publishing, 2014) by Edie Eckman. Packed with fun patterns and easy-to-follow tutorials, Christmas Crochet has projects for everyone ranging from creative contemporary projects to Victorian-inspired Christmas stockings. Each pattern comes with a symbol chart and a description of the stitches required to complete it, making it easy for crafters to ensure success. In the following pattern, learn how to crochet a stocking with cheerful pinstripes.

Simple crochet seed stitch is transformed into something special with just a change of color. Using nothing but single crochet and chain stitches, even beginning crocheters can create this charming Christmas stocking. Use your favorite worsted-weight yarn and change up the colors to crochet Christmas stockings for the entire family.

Finished Measurements

12 inches/30.5 cm in circumference, 21 inches/53.5 cm long


16 sts and 17 rnds = 4 inches/10 cm in Seed Stitch with larger hook. 


Red Heart Soft, 100% acrylic, 256 yds/234 m, 5 oz/141 g, 1 skein each Color 9925 Really Red (A), 4601 Off-White (B) and 4420 Guacamole (C)

Crochet Hooks
US I/9 (5.5 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge
US H/8 (5 mm), or one size smaller than hook needed to obtain gauge

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